A Republican candidate for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat, Debra Lamm, said Friday on KGVO radio that the coronavirus pandemic is really an attempt by Democrats to “take out” Trump. Here’s Lamm:
“I believe it’s an attack on the president as much as anything to make him look bad … they blow it out of proportion, it’s gone a bit too far.”
After a couple of softball questions from host Peter Christian, Lamm continued:
The democrats have made this a major problem for the president. It’s mass hysteria and the media have definitely ramped things up. The economy has been doing so well … it hurts the Democrats because they can’t take the president out … what’s the best way to kill the economy? You gotta have this catastrophe.
To Lamm’s way of thinking, coronavirus is a construct of the Democrats to torpedo Trump because the economy is doing so well.
The COVID-19 discussion starts at about 21:00 minutes in. You really should listen to as much as you can can stomach from this quintessential Republican candidate. Lamm’s insight into coronavirus follows a discourse on public education. She weighs in on other subjects, too, but on the pandemic Lamm opens with this:
I trust the president in decision making. I think he’s a very thoughtful president. He certainly cares about all people. I don’t discount what the president says at all.
History will judge these words harshly, I hope.
Christian, the host, asks, “Did we act too fast on this?” followed by him saying, “it’s too much” and then “at what point did we cross the line?”
The line Christian refers to is “putting all of our lives on hold … because of a germ.” Putting our lives on hold would be preferable to the alternative as the many thousands who have died in Italy, Iran, China and South Korea would attest, if they could. (They must have been in on this defeat Trump conspiracy, too.)
Remember that Lamm was chair of the state Republican Party until very recently, before her run for Congress. She continues to represent the Republican Party’s messaging.
I wonder where the other Republican U.S. House candidates are on COVID-19? (There’s a herd of them.) Corey Stapleton, Matt Rosendale, Joe Dooling and Timothy Alan Johnson, care to share your thoughts on the pandemic?